C1834

France.

Detailed map of France by John Arrowsmith, one of the most important c.19th British mapmakers, with insets of; Corsica. and a Sketch of France divided into provinces. From Arrowsmith, John. London atlas of universal geography. London

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S/N: ATLANG-EU-FRA-011–414425
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Full Title:

France.

Date:

C1834

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

490mm 
x 590mm

Paper Size: 

540mm 
x 650mm
AUTHENTICITY
France. - Antique Map from 1834

Genuine antique
dated:

1834

Description:

Detailed map of France by John Arrowsmith, one of the most important c.19th British mapmakers, with insets of; Corsica. and a Sketch of France divided into provinces.

From Arrowsmith, John. London atlas of universal geography. London

References:
Phillips, P. A List of Geographical Atlases in the Library of Congress. Washington 1973: 764.

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 245480
David Rumsey Collection: 4613.011

John Arrowsmith (1790 - 1873)

Arrowsmith was an important English cartographer who flourished at a time of rapid British colonial expansion. Arrowsmith was born at Winston, County Durham. In 1810 he moved to London and worked his uncle Aaron Arrowsmith in his mapmaking business in London. After his uncle died in 1823 he set up on his own account. A founding member of the Royal Geographical Society 4th August 1830 and became unofficial cartographer for the society for forty three years. He took over the old Arrowsmith premises at 10 Soho Square after the death of his cousin Samuel Arrowsmith in 1839, buying the old Arrowsmith plates, manuscripts and copyrights at auction.

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